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I am back at 365 lb
« on: June 29, 2017, 04:40:17 am »
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So it looks like I am able to squat 365 lb without too much problem..... the same PR I achieved few years ago (i stopped training for almost 2 years lol)

However the difference is i was 180 that time and now I am 218.

I could probably lose 30 lb in the next 3 months, but will I be able to maintain 365 squat and/or even make some gains?

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33yrs | 12in SVJ | >45% BF | 220LB | 5'9 | 7'5 reach | 225lb max squat paused

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Goal: Maintain 385-405lb squat while cutting down to 165 LB

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Re: I am back at 365 lb
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2017, 02:49:04 pm »
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if you cut at a sensible rate (i.e. about .5-1% of your bodyweight per week) with high protein intake you should not lose much, if any, strength
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Re: I am back at 365 lb
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2017, 02:05:18 am »
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if you cut at a sensible rate (i.e. about .5-1% of your bodyweight per week) with high protein intake you should not lose much, if any, strength

I don't know bud, I think I've lost 1-2 LB's of fat in the last month, but my 365 attempts were pretty shaky aka close to being pinned. I don't think I can replicate 380 unless I start gaining weight....

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33yrs | 12in SVJ | >45% BF | 220LB | 5'9 | 7'5 reach | 225lb max squat paused

Coming back from 2 years of inactivity!

Goal: Maintain 385-405lb squat while cutting down to 165 LB

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Re: I am back at 365 lb
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2017, 05:33:56 pm »
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if you cut at a sensible rate (i.e. about .5-1% of your bodyweight per week) with high protein intake you should not lose much, if any, strength

I don't know bud, I think I've lost 1-2 LB's of fat in the last month, but my 365 attempts were pretty shaky aka close to being pinned. I don't think I can replicate 380 unless I start gaining weight....

well don't freak out about your strength going down a bit while losing weight .. these things can cause your CNS to go haywire in all kinds of ways. I mean, you could literally eat alot for 1 day and the day after, max out just fine .. That's where the illusion of strength loss while cutting can cause people to freak out too early and abort.

Instead of maxing or getting near it, you may want to actually experiment in the 8-10 x range as a % of 1RM .. those are easier overall on your CNS and are probably a better test of whether or not you are actually maintaining muscle mass. Those ranges (3-5 x 8-12) themselves are also much better for maintaining muscle mass during a cut.

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Re: I am back at 365 lb
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2017, 11:55:43 pm »
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I see, but I have so much fat that i shouldn't be losing any strength on a cut. I am literally wearing a 50lb fatsuit
33yrs | 12in SVJ | >45% BF | 220LB | 5'9 | 7'5 reach | 225lb max squat paused

Coming back from 2 years of inactivity!

Goal: Maintain 385-405lb squat while cutting down to 165 LB